It’s All About the Pelicas in Live-Action "Kaiji" Variety Show
Hosts, housewives, and underground idols are all gathering in hopes of the same thing: a chance at a cash prize to help pay off their debts. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you look at it), they’re about to be thrown into a real-world recreation of the trials of the title character of Kaiji.
Tomorrow’s show pits twelve contestants against each other in three challenges, starting with a terrifying steel beam walk. The second round will consist of a majority vote with colored red or blue cards. The remaining contestants will live in a bunker until the final challenge: a giant game of sugoroku.
Unlike the fictional Kaiji, there’s no actual chance of death or doom here — but one lucky winner will go home with 2 million yen and whatever other money they won over the course of the game.
The Kaiji Variety Program airs tomorrow on TBS.